From Defender to Dictator Publisher: Bloomsbury Place of Publication: UK Date of Publication: 1998 Language: English ISBN: 978-0747536291 Number of Copies: 1 Author: Said K. Aburish

Aburish shows how, before he became corrupted by power, Arafat was a heroic freedom fighter who kept the hopes of his people alive. Now he is out of touch with reality, and his personal ambitions and rejection of democratic principles have reduced him to the status of just another middle eastern dictator.